Diabetes is a global problem and health inequalities are becoming increasing prevalent especially post pandemic. Practitioners can identify health needs unique to their local populations and also identify gaps in local health needs and diabetes care requirements. Acting now to identify these gaps with easy to fill patient facing solutions can help the most vulnerable in our society to reach effective and efficient diabetes education and care approaches. This also assists busy practitioners with increasing complicated treatment options to share with their patients who can be vulnerable and in need. Let’s tackle diabetes now offers solutions for practice nurses and primary care practitioners to enable them to deliver holistic and person centred inclusive diabetes care approaches.
Dr Anne Phillips, Professor in Advancing Diabetes Care, Birmingham City University